rachel and dave — i don’t have the strength to read the collection at the moment, but the excerpt itself is stunning.

rachel, i will read at some point and i already know i’m grateful that you were able to write it. there are few topics that i readily allow to run far ahead of me when i write, that i consciously allow distance — this is one of them.

one of a writer’s tasks is to be brave, and it’s clear you have been. :)